Works For Me Wednesday- Routine, Routine, Routine

  I suck at establishing routines. Do something for 21 days and it will become a habit. I am lucky if I get past 3 days. So I need any help I can get.

Now, the kids routines, I am stickler. Naptime, mealtime, bedtime…got it down. In fact, don’t even think about coming around and messing the routine or you will have to mess with me. Since most of you haven’t seen me, let’s just pretend I am huge and quite threatening. Wait, I don’t want to be huge. I am a size 2 with a black belt.

So in a moment of brilliance, I decided to combat my lack of ability to stick to a routine with my rigid ability to maintain one for the girls. Voila, my new nighttime routine.

You see I realize, in theory that I should wash my face night to get off the makeup and sticky kisses that build up during the day. But remembering when I am stumbling to bed way past my bedtime after wasting the night away on Facebook just didn’t seem to be happening. Hence the puberty like acne that has developed on my forehead.

So I needed a program. Clearly. So now when I put the kids to bed and they are doing their whole brush teeth, go potty, get pjs on, clean up room, “Did you hear me I said, it is time to go to bed…Hubby quit getting them all wound up!!!” routine, I do mine. Face gets washed, beauty restored.

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  1. So glad I’m not the only one dealing with the forehead acne!!

    Andrea@Under Grace & Over Coffees last blog post..WFMW – Olive Oil (and I don’t mean Popeye’s gal)

  2. oh, i want to be size 2 with a blackbelt too!!! lol at that one!

    sounds like a great routine. i should work on mine too.

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  3. I am so glad my kids are grown. But the acne never grows up and move on for me.

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  4. Sherry says:

    Sometimes I just want to fall in bed and not do my nightly routine, but I feel horrible in the morning and look it, too. LOL!

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  5. Your hubby gets them wound up too?! Phew…and I thought mine was the only one who thought bedtime = playtime! Oh, and I just want the size 2……okay…size 4 would be fine too…

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  6. That sounds like a great way to do it! They can also learn by watching your example that it is important to always wash your face at night!

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  7. Please don’t be modest. since I have met you I can attest that you ARE in fact, a size ZERO and a blackbelt. she ain’t lyin’ people. (right, Jill! wink wink! you SO owe me!)

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  8. The exactly when I wash my face too! It’s great because as soon as the kids are in bed I can turn off my brain and meld into the couch.

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  9. That sounds like a great time to wash my face… I’ll have to try it, I should have plenty of time while yelling at Hubby to quit making Lil Sugar hyper :)

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  10. You know, aside from brushing my teeth and falling into bed I have no routine for myself.

  11. Jen@BigBinder says:

    How like-minded we are. I just wrote out everything I need to get done before I go to bed each night. Unfortunately, it is 2 pages long and I would have to start about 10:00 am in order to accomplish it so it’s not such a great plan.

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  12. Never wash my face before bed. Hubby gets grossed out by the mascara and eye shadow smudges on my pillow. I should start. Might clear up the unsightly blotches on my face, too. Good tip.

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  13. I need to get ready for bed when my daughter does, too. I stay up waaay too late and feel it the next day!

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